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FRONTLINE; Nuclear Aftershocks

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Nuclear Aftershocks
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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It's been almost a year since a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, leaving the country's once popular energy program in shambles. In response, Germany decided to abandon nuclear energy entirely. Should the U.S. follow suit? FRONTLINE correspondent Miles O'Brien examines the implications of the Fukushima accident for U.S. nuclear safety and asks how this disaster will affect the future of nuclear energy around the world. In particular, he visits one emerging battleground: The controversial relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear plant, located only 38 miles from Manhattan. What lessons can be learned from the disaster in Japan?

A FRONTLINE production with the Palfreman Film Group



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Broadcast program

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Environmental Issues
Protest and Public Advocacy
Politics and Government
Social Issues
Global Affairs
O'Brien, Miles (Host)
Palfreman, Jon (Writer)
McMahon, Kate (Producer)
Fanning, David (Executive Producer)
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WGBH Educational Foundation
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